posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 07:55 PM
The mistake i believe is commonly made regarding first contact is to consider it a clash between civilizations.
We, humans, are not a unique an cohesive civilization. We are a melting pot (seen from space) of different cultures more than often killing each other
than playing along nice.
Why would it be different for them? Why do we think than Aliens are perfect beings living in harmony with the universe, themselves and with each
let's put it this way: they can't land in some random place, but it's impossible from space to tell exactly where it is the power node of this
planet, and the answer is simple: there isn't. So let's say the place where it's most probable the first contact will happen is the ISS. It's the
only fully operational settlement in space of our race.
Who they would meet? Scientists. From many cultures. Who would the aliens would be? Scientists, from probably many cultures. That is the first
contact. Because before hand shakes, speeches, dinners and inaugurations of monuments, you need to communicate. And this is done by using physics,
chemistry, math and geometry in order to find common ground. So imagine that next to the Alpha a nice shimmering alien craft is docked to the ISS.
That is the first contact. And there brilliant minds try to communicate, taking MONTHS, maybe years to establish some common language structure with
which share some words.
meanwhile on earth we would have humanity waiting to understand what's going on. Religions my dears don't crumble.. they adapt to survive and try to
get the best out of the situation. Islam back in the age was the religion of science and respect, while Christians where burning redheads and black
cats on stakes. Then Europe evolved, Illumination and Industrialization came in and in less than 20 years Christianity evolved and adapted. Same thing
with Islam, they adapted to serve an oligarchy willing to enslave its own people and give some "moral basis" to the insanity of the modern Jihad.
Religions don't fall, they never do, they will just say: "of course they had been created by God as much as the humans, didn't you get the
Politics and economics I believe will spend many many words on the matter, with financial institutions making many from scary people, politicians
getting votes from scary or hopeful people and most of the humanity not giving a frack of it.